In 1978 – when he was 23 years old – Jiří Vincenc Slavíček left Prague, the city of his birth, and fled to the Federal Republic of Germany. There he studied at the Frankfurt Academy of Fine Art (Städelschule) from 1980 until 1986 under Prof. Raimer Jochims.
His early paintings are characterised by figurative components and elements expressing criticism of politics. In 1989 after the aesthetic upheaval in his work, his painting became more abstract. Slavíček perceives what a setting reveals about Nature and reproduces that insight in his work with a great deal of artistic reflection. Thus, he creates emotionally expressive pictures of flowers, forests and grasses using detached and representational components.